MomCom (Military Oil Media Complex) has 100 times that, or 800 cribs around the world.
And they do have tentacles.
The military portion of MOMCOM has from 800 to 1000 bases around the world that depend on free handouts from the public trough.
They are not required to pay it back.
|MOMCOM Feeds the Hoi Polloi "Freedom"|
It is like Wall Street bonuses with khaki on.
The main claim to fame is that the military portion of MOMCOM gives new meaning to freedom, which is what they claim is their number one product: MOMCOM Freedom.
It is what you get instead of getting your money back. No refunds from MOMCOM.
MOMCOM Freedom is not free, they like to say.
Clearly they are right because their brand (MOMCOM Freedom) costs us more than all the rest of the world combined pay for it.
The president, congress, and the judiciary think this is a real bargain, exclaiming "you get the freedom you pay for".
They have a photo of MOMCOM feeding the public a bottle of MOMCOM Freedom on the walls of all their offices (see photo). Isn't the public soooo cute in that little red outfit!
But the fine print on the box where the contents are displayed points out that MOMCOM Freedom does not include economic benefits of the middle class kind, maintaining U.S. economic standing, or anything besides MOMCOM Freedom.
Like Pilgrim's Pride Chicken, which has nothing in it but chicken, MOMCOM Freedom has nothing in it but MOMCOM Freedom.
The oil portion of MOMCOM is affectionately called our number one addiction by many folks [see Oil-Qaeda], because MOMCOM does do a little drugs on the side in these tough times you know.
(Don't tell anyone she puts a little in the MOMCOM Freedom milk to "help the baby sleep.")
And lord knows sometimes Oilah Akbar takes over and the prices of the best stuff goes up a bit and you just "hafta suffah" another one of those benefits of MOMCOM Freedom.
The media portion of MOMCOM is the Mainstream Media (MSM).
The CEO of the Associated Press, one of the organs of the MSM, had this to say about its role:
The Bush administration turned the U.S. military into a global propaganda machine while imposing tough restrictions on journalists seeking to give the public truthful reports about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Associated Press chief executive Tom Curley said Friday.(Warsters Press For Propaganda). They were given, by taxpayers, a very good education (for free of course) so as to be able to turn the entire "M" and "M" in MOM into a lying fat bitch weren't they?
Curley, speaking to journalists at the University of Kansas, said the news industry must immediately negotiate a new set of rules for covering war because "we are the only force out there to keep the government in check and to hold it accountable."
The COM portion of MOMCOM is complex.
So complex that this president a long time ago, and this general president not so long ago, warned of its "complexity."
They were afraid that MOMCOM (Military Oil Media COMplex) would hurt the baby.
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Lyrics to the following song, "Flume", by Bon Iver, are here.